Compliance and Regulations

Cannabis Businesses Can't Operate
Without Compliance Experts

Normal business functions like obtaining real estate, getting insurance, securing funding, making payroll, and even opening a bank account, are much more difficult for cannabis organizations.


The Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Certificate Program will familiarize you with the laws and regulations that govern the cannabis industry in the United States, so you'll be able to keep your organization, your team, and yourself out of trouble as your business matures. The curriculum covers topics that are essential for anyone looking to operate a commercial cannabis business or take a leadership role in the space.

This program was developed alongside the world's leading cannabis lawyers and specialists to help you understand which laws apply to cannabis businesses, so you will be able to ensure your organization stays 100% compliant, even as the laws that regulate the industry evolve.

A Depth of Knowledge You Can't Find Anywhere Else

You'll Master Topics Essential To Success In Commercial Cannabis Compliance, Including:

  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Cannabis Banking & Accounting
  • Real-Estate Transactions
  • How to Get Insurance in Cannabis
  • Ethics in Cannabis
  • Federal, State & Local Compliance
  • Investment Law
  • Regulatory & Licensing Law
  • Industrial Hemp
  • Tax Law
  • International Trade
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Dispute Resolution

The Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Program covers these topics in detail, taught by some of the world's leading cannabis professionals. Additionally, our experts will use their deep cannabis industry experience to impart valuable tips and guidance to help you flourish in this blossoming new industry in a variety of positions, including:

  • Cannabis Attorney
  • Regulatory Licensing Manager
  • Cannabis Business Consultant
  • Corporate Development Specialist
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Application Writer
  • Legal Officer
  • Director of Compliance
  • Head Of Business Operations
Complete The Course 100% Online, From Anywhere In The World!

The Program Includes:

Engaging Videos
Written Materials
Knowledge checks at the end of every module
Private forum for you to connect with other students
Downloadable references to keep and access on your phone
Official Green Flower Certificate
(once you pass the Exam)

Operate a successful and compliant legal cannabis business

Legal cannabis is expected to create more new jobs in the U.S. by 2020 than manufacturing, utilities, or government. Medical cannabis sales are projected to grow to $13.3 billion in 2020, with recreational cannabis ballooning to $11.2 billion.

The opportunities in the cannabis space are apparent to entrepreneurs and investors, but the checks and balances that regulate this booming industry remain a mystery to most. Cannabis businesses are desperate for professionals that understand the rules that oversee the industry.

This program will help you acquire the cannabis compliance expertise necessary to mitigate risk to cannabis businesses and become a valuable asset to any organization you work with.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff

Managing Attorney

Adam Foster

Adam Foster

Business Lawyer

Nic Easley

Nic Easley

CEO of 3C

Larry Mishkin

Larry Mishkin

Counsel

Matt Auric

Matt Auric

Counsel

Steve Schain

Steve Schain

Senior Attorney

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Chair of Wilson Elser Cannabis Law Practice

Pam Epstein

Pam Epstein

Managing Partner and CEO

Kevin Fortin

Kevin Fortin

Counsel

Jenna Greenfield

Jenna Greenfield

Founder & CEO

Craig Small

Craig Small

Senior Attorney

Michael J. Aberle

Michael J. Aberle

SVP, CannGen Insurance Services

TESTIMONIALS

01

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the historical perspectives of cannabis including its entry into U.S. Pharmacopeia
  • Explore a brief timeline of cannabis regulation and compliance schemes in the second half of the 20th century
  • Examine the balance of federal powers and the issue of states rights changing the legal landscape of medical marijuana
  • Discuss the legal advent of medicinal and adult use cannabis across mainstream society

02

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss cannabis law basics and the legalization timeline of cannabis
  • Examine the existing framework for state and local regulations of cannabis businesses
  • Identify the rules of professional conduct related to the representation of clients in the cannabis industry
  • Explore constitutional provisions and specific standards regarding adult use cannabis

03

SECURING STATE LICENSES AND LOCAL PERMITS

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss cannabis law basics and the types of licensing for cannabis businesses
  • Examine the existing framework for choosing the best entity for your cannabis business
  • Explore specific cannabis compliance standards regarding the legal representation of clients and adult use cannabis
  • IdentIfy licensing permitting schemes that affect cannabis businesses

04

CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND LEGAL PROTECTION

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the most common types of business entities in the cannabis industry
  • Identify the need for protection from personal liability and claims brought against the business
  • Explore constitutional provisions on picking the right legal structure for your cannabis company
  • Examine the use of multiple business entities and the deductions available for real estate ownership in the cannabis industry

05

SELECTING AND CONTRACTING WITH VENDORS

Course Objectives:

  • Identify key points on how to select a vendor and their relationship with the client
  • Explore good contracting practices for mitigating risk of loss within your cannabis business transaction
  • Examine the pitfalls and the signs to look for in establishing a successful vendor relationship
  • Discover the balance between over-burdensome contracting and liability concerns

06

BANKING, TAX, AND ACCOUNTING

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss types of cash management solutions for the cannabis market
  • Examine the existing framework for choosing the best business entity for your cannabis operation
  • Explore specific standards regarding the profitability and manageable risk of operating a cannabis business
  • dentify income tax schemes that affect the cannabis industry at the local, state, and federal level

07

INSURANCE

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss basic terms and definitions for the types of insurance coverage schemes in the cannabis business
  • Examine product liability insurance and the existing framework for choosing the best coverage for your cannabis operation
  • Explore insurance compliance standards and the challenges ranging from legality issues to coverage deficiencies
  • IdentIfy safety protocols and insurance policy language to protect your business

08

EMPLOYMENT RELATED ISSUES

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss cannabis law basics and the employers need to accommodate recreational and medicinal cannabis in the workplace
  • Examine the existing framework for state and local regulations for employees and employers
  • Explore constitutional provisions and standards regarding the representation of adult use cannabis
  • Identify privacy laws and other regulations that affect how employers treat their employees

09

ADVERTISING, LABELING, AND PACKAGING

Course Objectives:

  • Examine cannabis packaging and labeling regulation schemes that protect consumer health and safety
  • Discuss FDA packaging and labeling regulations within the cannabis industry
  • Identify uniformity standards for cannabis advertisement, packaging, and labeling
  • Explore regulations for the labeling of product disclaimers with shared characteristics

10

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the negotiation of real estate contracts in the cannabis context
  • Discuss zoning and licensing regulations that influence the cannabis industry
  • Identify state statutes and legal requirements for cannabis throughout the real estate industry
  • Explore legal controversies between federal law and its intersection within the real estate market

11

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of environmental responsibility and sustainability within cannabis operations
  • Explore environmental regulations and how they factor into legal compliance within the cannabis industry
  • Understand zoning ordinances and various statutes that interplay with cannabis operations
  • Examine the legal atmosphere between cannabis cultivation and packaging sustainability

12

PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Course Objectives:

  • Provide a general background for intellectual property protection in the cannabis industry
  • Explore the benefits of trade secrets that are protectable at the state and federal level
  • Discuss how to protect your brand with limitations associated with state and federal trademark law
  • Examine IP rights of affiliated entities and third parties that affect cannabis businesses

Everything You Can Expect When You Enroll Today:

  • Access to all Cannabis Compliance & Regulations learning modules, each is filled with engaging videos and written materials created by leading cannabis experts.
  • Quizzes at the end of every section to help you assess your knowledge and prepare for the final exam.
  • Green Flower Customer Support is ready to take care of you, while you complete your course or even after you are finished.
  • Interactive forum where you can connect and share knowledge with other professionals from around the world.
  • Downloadable references to keep and access anytime
  • Invitation to join Green Flower's online community, where we'll help you network with members of the cannabis industry and alert you to opportunities that fit your skill set.
  • Upon passing the final exam, you'll receive a Green Flower Certificate that acknowledges your accomplishment and your credibility to the cannabis industry.

About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The world's leading cannabis professionals teach our curriculum. The doctors, growers, thought leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs that are shaping the future of cannabis will help you meet your learning goals.

The Freedom to Learn From Anywhere

Our programs are provided 100% online to give you the freedom to learn from anywhere on your own time.

Green Flower Community

Every student gets access to the Green Flower Community, where you can connect and share with others in the program.

Cost-Effective Industry Leading Training

Getting the training you need to succeed in the industry can be a considerable cost. Green Flower saves you money by providing comprehensive cannabis industry training online, for a fraction of the cost of traveling to training seminars or paying for private classes.

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. Earning a Green Flower Certificate will help to separate you from other potential hires, and be a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and credibility for your entire career.

No. This program is available to anyone.
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking to enter the cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the cannabis industry today.
Enrollment for this program is $1200 (USD). You will have 2 chances to pass the Certificate Exam with your tuition. $69 exam retakes after that. Exam fees are non-refundable.
Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 20-25 hours to complete.
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Certificate.
The Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final Exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn't plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world's top experts, and our Certificates are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you'd like. However, please note that once you begin the exam, it's closed-book.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us no later than 7 days before the scheduled event date. We will be happy to refund your class fees (minus our processing cost of $40). No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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